Due to CT’s new article, I was re-evaluating my current program, and just had a question.
Do most of you ramp your weights?
I’ve been on Stronglift’s 5x5 for about 3 months now, and for the big lifts I usually have 4-5 sets of progressively higher weights to warm up, then 5 sets with a “max” load that I am able to complete 25 total reps of. Assuming good technique and all reps completed, my next workout will have a slightly higher “max”
According to the new article, and judging from most of the comments, this is wrong. It appears that most people using a 5x5 consider the lower warm up sets as part of your 5x5?
I guess if you are only using one set at a high weight you could potentially use more weight, but if your system doesn’t respond to only 5 reps of a high weight as opposed to a higher volume, won’t you be spinning in the dirt?